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Best Hard Anodized Cookware Sets

Updated on November 18, 2015

Cookware sets made of hard anodized aluminum are tough yet benefit from aluminum's exceptional heat conducting properties. They usually come with nonstick interiors, so that the aluminum does not come into contact with food.

Here are the best hard anodized cookware sets available at the moment. They are all 10 piece sets, but they differ in the sizes of the pans included, so I recommend you choose according to the size of pans that most suit your family.

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard Anodized 10 Piece Cookware Set

In this set you get

  • two saucepans with lids, a three quart pan and a one and a half quart pan
  • two skillets - one 8 inch and one 10 inch
  • one three and a half quart saute pan with lid
  • one eight quart stockpot with lid

The pans are safe in the oven to 500F, and the lids are made of glass. The interior of the pans are nonstick. All the pans are designed to be able to hang off a rack (they have a neat hole in the handle). Hanging pots saves them from getting knocked and saves you from having to make space in your kitwTchen cupboards. This Cuisinart Chef's Classic 10 piece hard anodized cookware set comes with a lifetime warranty. Amazon are selling it with free delivery.

Circulon Elite Hard Anodized Non-stick 10 Piece Cookware Set

In this set you get

  • two saucepans with lids - one quart and two quarts
  • two skillets - 8 inches and 10 inches
  • one eight quart stockpot with lid
  • a ten and one-thirds quart saute pan with lid

As you can see, there is no three quart saucepan, but this is the biggest saute pan of all the cookware sets featured on this page. Why would you need a big saute pan? Well it's easier to do stir frys or sear meat in a nice big saute pan than to attempt the same in a skillet.

These pans are oven safe to 400F, have see through tempered glass lids, non stick interiors and come with a limited lifetime warranty. This set also comes with free shipping when purchased from Amazon.

KitchenAid Hard Anodized Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set

This set consists of

  • two covered saucepans - one quart and two quarts
  • two skillets - 8 inches and 10 inches
  • one covered three quart saute pan
  • one covered 8 quart stockpot

The lids are glass, the interiors are nonstick, and the pans are safe in the oven to 400F. This set is also safe in a dishwasher. Amazon are selling this with free shipping.You may also be interested in the following page on the KitchenAid 12 piece nonstick hard anodized cookware set


Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Non stick 10 Piece Cookware Set

This is probably the most famous of the cookware sets featured, thanks to Rachael Ray being a celebrity chef.

Included in this set you get:

  • two covered saucepans - a one and a half quart pan and a three quart pan
  • two skillets - one 8 inch and one 10 inch
  • one three quart covered saute pan
  • one 6 quart covered stockpot

Again, the pans are nonstick, the lids are made from glass and the pans are safe in the oven to 400F. You get a limited lifetime warranty.. Please note that the range of sizes in this Rachael Ray 10 piece hard anodized cookware set are smaller than in the other sets featured, so you get less for your money..

Why buy a set rather than individual items?

Quite often a purchasing a set is much cheaper than purchasing the individual items separately. You could just buy a skillet or just buy a stockpot depending on when you need the item - but in reality by the time you realise you need a particular pan, you don't have time to order it and wait for delivery. And the cost adds up to more - so you may as well get a set and have it ready in your cupboards for use.

Cookware sets also make perfect house warming and wedding gifts. For a new couple setting up home, a set usually provides them with everything they need to run their kitchen comfortably.

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